Yonkers is located in Westchester County
, north of New York City
on the Hudson River
in the Southern Region
of the state.
Originally a village of the Manhattan people, the site of the present-day city was purchased by the Dutch West India Company in 1639. In 1672, the Philipse family acquired the settlement, then due to their Royalist leanings lost it to Continental forces. When the railroad arrived in 1849, the town grew swiftly as an industrial center. Yonkers, extending about two miles along the Hudson River, was incorporated in 1872.
It is now a major industrial center with four and a half miles of waterfront and the fourth largest city in New York State. Yonkers is home of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, New York Medical College, Columbia University School of Social Work, a museum and planetarium, historical sites, and more than 100 parks and playgrounds. The city also boasts 38 distinctive neighborhoods.
Yonkers is part of the New York, New York metro area.
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02/23 Coming to The area
Hebron Maple Festival Hebron CT March16-17 Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.
Connecticut Sheep and Wool Festival vernon CT April27 The festival started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association as a program “to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut” has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival.
Contemporary Art Fair Connecticut Norwalk CT April27-28 Modeled after our two sucessful NYC shows at the Javits Center. Each of the two shows will have approximately 100 exhibitors.
World's Largest Pancake Breakfast Springfield MA May11 Main Street in Downtown Springfield is turned into the largest pancake breakfast anywhere!
South 9th Street Italian Market Festival Philadelphia PA May18-19 Bring the entire family to experience the Annual Procession of Saints, and to enjoy the Live Entertainment, Family Events, Crafts, Food, Food and more Food!